Help Gabriel Get A Kidney Transplant

$29,526 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 349 people in 14 months
They say life is book full of unending chapters. A journey with hills, sunshine mountains, valleys and rain. The last time I shared my fight with Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension, I had conquered a hill. My kidney function had improved and I represented Zimbabwe at the 2016 Rio Olympics against great odds. In short...life was coming together. I was fully expectant and ready to write my next chapter in my book of this journey of life. I imagined it to be full of victory stories. Stories of complete healing and restoration of my health.Unfortunately, the story doesn't always turn out the way we imagine it. 4 weeks ago I found myself in a hospital emergency room.
My body had fluid overload. My kidneys were failing, my lungs were functioning at 70% which wasn't good for my heart muscles, I was coughing up blood because a sac of fluid had formed around my heart, squeezing it and stopping it from beating properly. I was in pretty bad shape.
The doctors decided I had to get emergency dialysis to take out the excess fluid or else I have less than a few days to live. In 4 days of emergency dialysis sessions, they took out 12litres of excess fluid from my body. I was in hospital for 2 weeks. Nearing the end of my hospital stay, I was feeling better. Unfortunately my kidneys couldn't recover as I had suffered Acute Kidney Failure. My kidneys weren't strong enough or able to sufficiently clean my body of toxins and excess fluid. My Nephrologist then told me I needed a kidney transplant but I would have to do dialysis 3 times a week, 4 hours each day until I got a transplant. The dialysis machine would clean the blood of the toxins and excess fluid for me. It would essentially help me stay alive because toxic build up is deadly and fatal, it's basically poison.
Many people stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives but those people also usually in their late 50's or older. I'm 28. My Nephrologist explained that I was too young to be on dialysis for the rest of my life because it would severely shorten my life span. I would only have 10 years or less left to live. With a transplant I am able to have a normal life, a long,normal life span.I get a chance to have children, raise a family and fulfill the purpose that God put me on this earth for.
As you may know healthcare in the US is expensive and the price for a complicated surgery like a transplant is high. I appeal to you my family and friends to help me raise money for my transplant and hospital bills by donating and sharing my story.
This is a mountain I have to climb but I climb it with faith in God, I climb it knowing I have your help and I believe I will conquer it. This climb has made it more evident to me that we are all delicate instruments in the hand of a great and loving God. Though I may not always know the story, or why my story is written the way it is,he promises that EVERYTHING WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR MY GOOD. I trust him and I hope you do too.
P.S I have attached a video of me doing dialysis on my Facebook page @GabrielMvumvure to anyone who is curious as what it looks like and what it is.I hope you find it in your heart to donate, share this post and pray for me. God bless you all.
Much love Gabriel
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Transplant Update: SHE IS A MATCH! Our surgery is scheduled for end of October. Thank you guys for taking me this far. I still need your help. Since we started this campaign in December 2016 we have raised $19,754. We still need to raise $20,000 more by October 24 which will help with paying for Rumbi's part of the surgery, medications, post surgery care, hospital stay and other occurring costs. Please donate, and or share the link to my gofund me page. I am so close! I need this more than anything. Thank you for all the help so far. God bless you.
P.S This is our ONLY fundraising page.
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GOD's-WILL will NEVER take you where GOD'S-GRACE will not PROVIDE for you. I read this quote a few days ago but I felt it especially impressed on my heart this morning. This kidney failure has been the most challenging situation I have ever faced in my life because I don't get a chance to take a break and figure it out. If I'm not dialyzing,I'm recovering from the treatment, if I'm not eating I'm figuring out what to eat because of strict diet restrictions, if I'm enjoying a nice glass of water my head is reminding me to drink enough but not too much to give me fluid overload.Then I look in the mail and the medical bills show me they haven't gone anywhere, then I look at money raised and I look to heaven and ask "Dear God will I ever get to have this transplant?". Today He said "Be still and know that I am GOD". I know life can be like a hamster wheel but please be encouraged in knowing God has you. . Please help raise money for my transplant by sharing this page and or donating. If you have already shared may you please share just one more time, I would be so grateful. Thank you for your support guys! ONWARD WE MARCH.
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Sophia Penrose
3 months ago
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We need an Ecocash number.....

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Samantha Henry Robinson
14 months ago

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10 Praying for you Gabu!

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Cornwell Farai Muchenje
13 months ago

We love you bro and know that we are supporting you all the way..... All is well!!!!!!

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Kudzai Ndondo
13 months ago

Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? Romans 9:20 God has chosen you to reach many people for his name. He is in control. Stay strong and keep the faith. He will see you through.

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Anna Matthews
13 months ago

Praying for you Gabriel! May you be healed according to His will!!! He received the stripes for your healing!

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Darlington Ricardo Gono
14 months ago

Good luck boy God is always there 4 u in situations like this # ghetto &country sprinter #RJ Davis # Batanai# together we can do more

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Alicia L. Mable-Reed
14 months ago

Any brother of James is a brother of mineHealed & delivered

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Natoya Toya Goule
14 months ago

I pray that God will heal you. God's richest blessing to you

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Ashely Mazwi
14 months ago

Gabriel I might not have money to donate now my brother but I am willing to help you with prayers to fight all this.God is not a man that he can lie,he says through his stripes he healed our diseases. I believe all that the doctors shall do will catalyze the healing.You will live my brother, the devil cannot disturb your career just like that.You are a strong man,all the races you won for your country,, that was his grace.He still cares and loves you Gabhu.I ,,Ethel Bvunza and others are praying for your complete healing.We love you brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Calie Spreading
14 months ago

Gabriel you are going to be fine my dear brother trust me... you already have been through so much and the Lord is going to strengthen you and you are going to come out of this victoriously...

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Oladapo Olaitan
14 months ago

God be with you brother. I'll be praying for you. We all miss you at soccer.

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Donation on behalf of Word of Life Baptist Church whom your cousins Whitley and Maddy belong to. May God Bless you both.

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Donation on behalf of Word of Life Baptist Church whom your cousins Whitley and Maddy belong to. May God Bless you both.

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Sophia Penrose
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We need an Ecocash number.....

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Samantha Henry Robinson
14 months ago

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10 Praying for you Gabu!

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Cornwell Farai Muchenje
13 months ago

We love you bro and know that we are supporting you all the way..... All is well!!!!!!

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Kudzai Ndondo
13 months ago

Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? Romans 9:20 God has chosen you to reach many people for his name. He is in control. Stay strong and keep the faith. He will see you through.

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Anna Matthews
13 months ago

Praying for you Gabriel! May you be healed according to His will!!! He received the stripes for your healing!

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Darlington Ricardo Gono
14 months ago

Good luck boy God is always there 4 u in situations like this # ghetto &country sprinter #RJ Davis # Batanai# together we can do more

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Alicia L. Mable-Reed
14 months ago

Any brother of James is a brother of mineHealed & delivered

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Natoya Toya Goule
14 months ago

I pray that God will heal you. God's richest blessing to you

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Ashely Mazwi
14 months ago

Gabriel I might not have money to donate now my brother but I am willing to help you with prayers to fight all this.God is not a man that he can lie,he says through his stripes he healed our diseases. I believe all that the doctors shall do will catalyze the healing.You will live my brother, the devil cannot disturb your career just like that.You are a strong man,all the races you won for your country,, that was his grace.He still cares and loves you Gabhu.I ,,Ethel Bvunza and others are praying for your complete healing.We love you brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Calie Spreading
14 months ago

Gabriel you are going to be fine my dear brother trust me... you already have been through so much and the Lord is going to strengthen you and you are going to come out of this victoriously...

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Oladapo Olaitan
14 months ago

God be with you brother. I'll be praying for you. We all miss you at soccer.

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